Thank you for taking the time to consider completing this survey.

My name is Frances Harkin and I am currently doing a PhD with the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University, Belfast. This research focuses upon the the Gaelic Athletic Association in London.

The purpose of this research is to explore the role of the Gaelic Athletic Association in London, and the influence this sporting organisation has upon the sense of identity (Irish or otherwise) within the Irish Diaspora.

By completing the questionnaire you acknowledge that you:
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-Understand that participation is fully voluntary and that you are free to withdraw at any time without giving a reason, and without your rights being affected in any way
-Understand that the researcher will hold all information and data collected securely and in confidence and that published results will maintain that confidentiality.

If you would like further information about the research or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me:

* 1. When did you become involved in the GAA - as a supporter, player, member and why?

* 2. Are you a member of a GAA club in London or Britain? If so what club and what made you choose that particular club?

* 3. What other GAA clubs have you been affiliated with?

* 4. Do you think the experience of being involved in the GAA in London and Britain is a different one from Ireland? In what ways are they different?

* 5. What do you consider the strengths and weaknesses of the GAA in London or Britain to be?

* 6. Describe your experience as a supporter of the GAA or as a player, manager and committee member of a team in London or Britain

* 7. In what ways does your support and/or involvement in the GAA in London/Britain allow you to express and celebrate a sense of Irish identity?

* 8. How do you feel about the prominence of the Irish language in the GAA and is it commonly used in your club?

* 9. What do you think is unique about GAA? i.e matches; use of Irish language, anthem, flags; history; style of play etc

* 10. Please state your age, gender and home county

Also please include your name and contacts details if you would like further information about this research